Steinway Model B Grand Piano

Steinway model B Grand Piano Treble at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

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Steinway & Sons Semi-concert Grand Piano.

  The best of both worlds – a common question is whether it is preferable to buy a new Steinway & Sons piano or a preowned one. Or is a fully rebuilt instrument better than a new one? This Steinway model B grand piano was built during Steinway’s “Golden era” and is one of the finest musical instruments ever crafted in human history. It was originally built by the 2nd-generation Steinway family in their New York City factory. It was completely restored recently, including receiving a new soundboard which is beyond the normal scope of a restoration. A sizable number of musicians and piano technicians believe a fully rebuilt “vintage” Steinway sounds better than a new one. Also, owning a historical piece of Americana can certainly be romantic and alluring. It isn’t a secret that preowned Steinway & Sons pianos that have been professionally restored are the biggest competition to the sale of exorbitantly priced brand new models. Thankfully, during the restoration, the white natural keys were able to be saved and preserved so they are authentic, genuine ivory keytops. The black sharp keys are original also and are black-lacquered hardwood, not plastic. Steinway & Sons is the piano that every other is judged by. They are handcrafted and took a full year to build. The Steinway company has held nearly all of the important patents in the industry and until the sale of the company in 1972, the family participated in all of the significant operations of the factory. Steinway is nearly exclusively responsible for improving and modernizing piano manufacturing throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. In the world of musical instruments, there are pianos – and then there are Steinway & Sons. They enjoy a reputation second to none. Historically, the Steinway model B grand piano is the favorite model of serious classical pianists, recording or teaching studios and small recital halls.

Steinway model B Grand Piano Prop at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

Full lid prop position.

Steinway model B Grand Piano Front at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

Half lid prop position, a handsome way to display your piano.

This model L features the classic “Steinway sound”, having a strong, singing treble with a clear bell-like tone, a resonant tenor mid-range and a robust bass, rich in high harmonics. It radiates plenty of tonal cover with richness, depth and power. It is due to their combination of harmonics that distinguishes a Steinway from other piano makers. The duration of tone (sustain time) is lengthy, enabling legato phrases to be performed more musically. The dynamic range of volume is wide, allowing the pianist to play more expressively and emotively with feeling. The tone quality (timbre) is neither overly mellow and dull or overly bright and tinny. The mid-treble where most of the melodies are played is lively and “sings”, and doesn’t disappear under the background of an accompaniment. It has the raw power that most pianos aspire to but not the brash “loudness” that often results. And these are, above all, the reasons why only a Steinway sounds and performs like a Steinway.

Steinway model B Grand Piano Ivory at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

Behold the beauty of the flawless, pearly-white ivory keys.

Steinway model B grand piano, 6’-10 1/2” length, S#181148, Mfg. 1916, classic satin ebonized finish.

88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom price – only $50,000.

Current Steinway & Sons 2023 MSRP – $134,900.

The early history of Steinway & Sons is fascinating and is intimately connected to the history of New York City.

The Steinway & Sons grand piano action, with its 12,116 individual parts is the vanguard of piano actions. Steinway held most of the patents issued to piano manufacturers for action improvements including the exclusive “Accelerated Action”, which increases the speed of repetition. The patented Tubular Metallic action frame maintains proper alignment of the thousands of action parts. A grand piano-action regulation requires 24 separate adjustments per key. Our talented 88 Keys piano-technicians who work in our restoration shop have been busy and the piano-action has been well-regulated and ready now for a concert performance.

Steinway model B Grand Piano New York at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

This cast iron plate was made at Steinway’s own foundry in Astoria, New York.

Steinway & Sons 2022 MSRP – $124,900.

Steinway & Sons 2021 MSRP – $117,800.

Steinway & Sons 2020 MSRP – $114,300.

Steinway & Sons 2019 MSRP – $112,000.

Steinway & Sons 2018 MSRP – $108,700.

Steinway & Sons 2017 MSRP – $101,800.

Steinway & Sons 2016 MSRP – $99,800.

Steinway & Sons model M Grand Piano factory page

Steinway model B Grand Piano Decal at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

A Steinway & Sons piano is a reliable monetary investment.

Steinway model B Grand Piano Patent at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

The vast majority of patents issued to piano companies by the US Patent Office were awarded to Steinway & Sons.

Steinway model B Grand Piano Keyboard at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

This beautiful keyboard was saved and preserved. Genuine, original ivories and hardwood ebonies.

Steinway model B Grand Piano Bass Strings at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

Expert restoration including a new Spruce soundboard.

Steinway model B Grand Piano Plate at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

Excellent condition – structurally and aesthetically.